EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS

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EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#1
Posted: 5/13/08 at 11:38am
Best Play: August: Osage County is a shoo-in.
Best Lead Actor: Mark Rylance over Patrick Stewart; people liked Mark's work more, and were more surprised by his performance
Best Lead Actress: Deana Dunagan and Amy Morton might just split the vote, and S. Epatha will win; I'd like for Kate Fleetwood to win. I'm hoping for a four way tie! I'll predict Deana...
Best Featured Actor: Raul Esparza, it will be "we're sorry for snubbing you last year, here is your consolation tony!" Conleth Hill & Jim Norton will split votes.
Best Featured Actress: Mary McCormack, but I would be happy with any of these terrific actresses winning the award.
Best Director: Anna D. Shapiro, but I secretly loved Maria Aitken's sly direction of The 39 Steps.
Best Revival: Boeing-Boeing - well, I've got eat crow on this one; I honestly thought it was ridiculous that this show was being revived!! It's a delight!
Best Scenic Design: Peter McKintosh for The 39 Steps - clever sets that add enormously to the fun!
Best Costume Design: Katrina Lindsay for her period costumes of Les Liaisons; I'd vote for Peter McKintosh, though.
Best Lighting Design: Kevin Adams for The 39 Steps - the design elements were SO entertaining, and added so much to the show!
Best Sound Design: Mic Pool for The 39 Steps. 'Nuff Said!

Best Musical: Xanadu could win but I suppose it is more likely to go to In The Heights. If Passing Strange wins I will throw my t.v. set out the window! (I'm having my yearly Tony party so that will be a great ending to the evening!). My gut says that the voters who want a role in a tony winner will vote for Xanadu.
Best Book: XANADU! Douglas Carter Beane! He SO deserves it!
Best Score: In The Heights, please, Buddha, no, not Passing Strange! Yuck!
Best Lead Actor: Daniel Evans will be the brit winner this year.
Best Lead Actress: Patti Lu, of course! There is no contest!
Best Featured Actor: Robin DeJesus over Boyd Gaines, simply because Gaines has won 3 allready and Robin was so much fun!
Best Featured Actress: Laura Benanti is a lock, but I'd vote for Olga.
Best Director: Arthur Laurents will be the surprise winner, I think he's 89? Bartlett Sher, otherwise.
Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler is a sure thing.
Best Orchestrations: I hate it, but Stew & Heidi Rodewald will win a tony for this piece of garbage, one of the worst shows I've ever been subjected to in my life. I want In The Heights to win.
Best Scenic Design: Sunday In The Park With George! AMAZING!
Best Costume Design: David Farley for SITPWG.
Best Lighting Design: It's between Ken Billington for SITPWG, and Donald Holder for SP - look for Donald to win.
Best Sound Design: Scott Lehrer for SP, but I would choose Sebastian Frost for SITPWG.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#2
Posted: 5/13/08 at 11:41am
Olga is very loved and held in high esteem by the theater community. i wouldn't be surprised if that love spills to the voters and she wins. But I agree with a lot of your list.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#2
Posted: 5/13/08 at 11:45am
I'd vote for Olga too.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#3
Posted: 5/13/08 at 11:48am
(I'm having my yearly Tony party so that will be a great ending to the evening!)

Thanks for that hoot this morning!

And remember that time people argued with me about deJesus? HA! EAT IT! EAT THE HAT!
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#4
Posted: 5/13/08 at 12:03pm
I'm hoping for Danny Bernstein.
So talented.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#5
Posted: 5/13/08 at 12:14pm
I think Bartlett Sher deserves to win for his brilliant work in SOUTH PACIFIC, but I have to admit, I'm pulling for an Arthur Laurents upset.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#6
Posted: 5/13/08 at 12:22pm
Best Musical: In the Heights
Best Actor/Musical: Paolo Szot
Best Actress/Musical: Patti LuPone
Best Featured Actor/Musical: Danny Burstein
Best Featured Actress/Musical: Laura Benanti
Best Actress in a Play: A tie between Deanna Dunnagan and Amy Morton or Deanna will win on her own
Best Actor in a Play: Patrick Stewart
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Rondi Reed-She's really grown in her role and I think August will sweep
Best Director/Musical: Arthur Laurents (Doesn't deserve it-Bartlett Sher does!)
Best Director/Play: Anna Shapiro
Best Book: Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu
Best Play: August: Osage County
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Raul Esparza
Best Revival of a Musical: South Pacific
Best Revival of a Play: Boeing-Boeing
Best Choreography: In the Heights (a tight race with Cry Baby though)

that's all I am really predicting right now
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#7
Posted: 5/13/08 at 12:50pm
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#8
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:40pm
buddharich, You have been spewing garbage out of your mouth for weeks now. I think everyone has gotten your point. That you don't like a certain show, ENOUGH ALREADY. I hope that you have to throw your TV out. The drama gods are watching, your just full of the dreaded H word.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#9
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:44pm

Best Play - August: Osage County (and it should win)
Best Musical - In The Heights (and it should win)
Best Book - Xanadu (and it should win)
Best Original Score - In The Heights (and it should win)
Best Revival of a Play - Macbeth (Les Liaisons Dangereuses should win)

Best Revival Of A Musical - South Pacific (and it should win)
Leading Actor (Play) - Patrick Stewart Macbeth (Should win)
Leading Actress (Play) - August: Osage County (should win)
Leading Actor (Musical) - Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights (should win)
Leading Actress (Musical) - Lupone, Gypsy (Kelli O'Hara should win)

Featured Actor (Play) -Raúl Esparza, the Homecoming (????)
Featured Actress (Play) Rondi Reed, August (Should be Laurie for November)

Featured Actor (Musical) -Christopher Fitzgerald (Should Win)
Featured Actress (Musical) - Laura Benanti, Gypsy (Should Win)
Director (Play) Anna D. Shapiro, August (Should win)
Director (Musical) Bartlett Sher, South Pacific (Kail should win for In The Heights)

Choreography - Rob Ashford, Cry Baby (Should Win)
Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman In The Heights (Should Win)

Scenic Design (Play) - Todd Rosenthal, August ( Scott Pask should get it for Liaisons)
Scenic Design (Musical) - Robin Wagner for YF (should go to Sunday or In The Heights)

Costume (Play) Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Should Win)
Costume (Musical)- Catherine Zuber, South Pacific (Should Win)
Lighting (Play) Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Should Win)
Lighting (Musical) Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park (Should Win)

Sound (Play) Ian Dickson, Rock N Roll (Should Win)
Sound (Musical) Acme Sound Partners, In The Heights
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#10
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:47pm
GYPSY should win everythinggggggggggg it's nominated for!!! I really hope ITH looses.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#11
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:50pm
Have you seen any other show????, thats all you say
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#12
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:51pm
.. I have. But I think Gypsy is the best. That and Spring Awakening and ACL are my favorites so obv I'm rooting for my favorites! Duh
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#13
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:52pm
lol well i hope your net still rooting for SA and ACL because you may be a little late lolol
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#14
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:53pm
ROFL
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#15
Posted: 5/13/08 at 1:54pm
Here are mine, if anyone cares.

*designates that he/she/it WILL win.
**designates that he/she/it SHOULD win.
***designates that he/she/it WILL AND SHOULD win.

Best Play:
August: Osage County***
Rock 'n' Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps

Best Musical:
Cry-Baby
In the Heights*
Passing Strange
Xanadu**

Best Book of a Musical
Cry-Baby, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
In the Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes
Passing Strange, Stew
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane***

Best Original Score
Cry-Baby, Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda***
The Little Mermaid, Music: Alan Menken and Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing**
The Homecoming
Les Liaisons Dangereueses
Macbeth*

Best Revival of a Musical
Grease
Gypsy
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific*
Sunday in the Park With George**

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing**
Rufus Sewell, Rock 'n' Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth*

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County*
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County**


Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights*
Stew, Passing Strange
Paulo Szot, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific**
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy***
Kelli O'Hara, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming*
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
David Pittu, Is He Dead?**

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Sinead Cusack, Rock 'n' Roll
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Laurie Metcalf, November
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County***

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific*
Robin De Jesús, In The Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein**
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Laura Benanti, Gypsy***
Andrea Martin, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In The Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Direction of a Play
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County***
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George**
Thomas Kail, In The Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific*

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights***
Christopher Gattelli, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu

Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr, Sunday in the Park with George*
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In the Heights**
Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps
Scott Pask, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County***
Anthony Ward, Macbeth

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park with George**
Anna Louizos, In the Heights
Robin Wagner, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Michael Yeargan, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific*

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac**
Rob Howell, Boeing-Boeing
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses*
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps

Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley, Sunday in the Park with George*
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy
Paul Tazewell, In the Heights
Catherine Zuber, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific**

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps***
Howard Harrison, Macbeth
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ann G. Wrightson, August: Osage County

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George***
Howell Binkley, In the Heights
Donald Holder, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Natasha Katz, The Little Mermaid

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing
Adam Cork, Macbeth
Ian Dickson, Rock 'n' Roll
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps***

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners, In the Heights
Sebastian Frost, Sunday in the Park with George
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific*
Dan Moses Schreier, Gypsy**
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#16
Posted: 5/13/08 at 2:27pm
Best Musical: In the Heights-will and should win

Best Revival of a Musical: South Pacific-will and should win, this is an absolutely fabulous production! This has to win!

Best Lead Actor (Musical): Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights-will and should win, although Paulo Szot keeps coming up

Best Lead Actress (Musical): Patti LuPone, Gypsy-will and should win

BEst Featured Actor (Musical): Robin de Jesus, In the Heights-will and should win, Boyd was good, but not good enough to win a fourth Tony award! He's no Audra! Haha.

Best Featured Actress (Musical): Olga Merediz, In the Heights-will and should win, Benanti is brilliance, but MIA! The theatre community loves Olga!

Best Score: Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights-will and should win, sorry, but the score for Passing Strange, while innovative, is tacky...really, really tacky.

Best Book: Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu-will and should win

Best Direction (Musical): Bartlett Sher, South Pacific-will win, I would think that Arthur Laurents should win, seeing as he has made an enjoyable revival of a show that was last revived 5 yrs ago!

Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, In the Heights-will and should win, sure the license plate tapping is exciting and different, but Ashford is more of the same. Blankenbuehler represents a new kind of Broadway choreography. Worked for Bill T. Jones last year.

Scenic Design: SitPwG, no contest-should and will win

Lighting Design: South Pacific-will and should win, spectacular lighting!

Costume Design: SitPwG-will win, although I fancy the upbeat creations of Paul Tazwell for In the Heights

ORchestrations: Stew, Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange-I don't want to discuss it. Ugh.

Sound Design: Acme Sound Partners, In the Heights- should and will win, the Richard Rodgers comes to life every night with the music of Washington HEights thanks to Acme Sound Partners!
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#17
Posted: 5/13/08 at 2:36pm
If Passing Strange wins I will throw my t.v. set out the window! (I'm having my yearly Tony party so that will be a great ending to the evening!)

Oh, I hope it wins, I'd love to see that! Make sure someone is taping and that you put it up on youtube!
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#18
Posted: 5/13/08 at 2:37pm
I hope Mary McCormack wins.

And I think it's definitely a close, close race between Szot and Miranda. But I think it will go to Szot.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#19
Posted: 5/13/08 at 3:39pm
Best Lead Actress: Patti Lu, of course! There is no contest!



Best Lead Actress (Musical): Patti LuPone, Gypsy-will and should win

There is a contest look Lupone is up against O'Hara, Russell, Prince and Butler each giving stellar performances


the should win is O'Hara, while as of now and the will win is Lupone, but anything could happen come Tony night. Patti's winning is not guaranteed yet and the Tony is not hers to lose, O'Hara has more than a good shot of taking it from her. Go Kelli!!!
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#20
Posted: 5/13/08 at 6:43pm
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#21
Posted: 5/13/08 at 6:52pm
-- "the should win is O'Hara, while as of now and the will win is Lupone, but anything could happen come Tony night. Patti's winning is not guaranteed yet and the Tony is not hers to lose, O'Hara has more than a good shot of taking it from her. Go Kelli!!!"


Is this a joke?

LuPone, as it has been noted by both the industry and the critics, is giving that career-defining, legendary, will be talked about for years kind of performance. The Tony IS hers to lose. Most assuredly so. Personally, I am hoping she takes it home. If Ms. O'Hara wins the award, it would be what we call an "upset."
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#22
Posted: 5/13/08 at 6:57pm
Spring Awakening was awful from what I heard on the recording. I also didn't think Xanadu was all that great.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#23
Posted: 5/13/08 at 6:58pm
I think an Arthur Laurents upset would be pretty awesome too. It seems like Patti and Arthur come as a team. And would be awesome if they both won.
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re: EALRY PREDICTIONS/TONYS#24
Posted: 5/13/08 at 7:42pm
Laurents is definitely a possibility to win.

I think it's a really strong Director of a Musical category this year.

Buntrock brought innovation and imagination to SUNDAY in ways that it never had experienced before.

Laurents mounted a definitive production of one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Bartlett (although I haven't seen the show yet) from what I hear, made the first revival of SOTUH PACIFIC worth waiting so long for.

Kail injected an undeniable energy and swiftness into IN THE HEIGHTS.


They definitely all handed in first-rate work and I think all have a shot at winning to be completely honest.
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